Pet Friendly Restaurants

Don’t leave your pet in the hotel room when it’s time to chow down. Here’s a sampling of dog-friendly restaurants in Memphis.

**Note that most restaurants and patios require your pet to be on a leash.

Aldo’s Pizza

Located on South Main Street, Aldo’s Downtown location features a pup-friendly patio, where you can enjoy a slice of pizza and some great people watching with your canine companion.  


Babalu Tacos & Tapas serves, obviously, tacos and tapas, as well as salads, tortas, table-side-prepared guacamole and delicious drinks. The patio, which wraps around the building, is dog-friendly, but make sure you bring a leash.

Casual Pint

The casual pint offers the relaxed, family friendly atmosphere of a coffee shop, but with a focus on craft beer. They also serve flatbreads and appetizers like Bavarian pretzels and pickle chips. Dogs are welcome on the patio and bowls of water are provided.

Central BBQ Midtown 

This pet-friendly Midtown restaurant offers not only a full range of barbecue options, but also large, meaty wings, smoked sausage and their famous barbecue nachos. Dogs can savor the aroma of Central BBQ at an outdoor table.

Celtic Crossing

This Midtown Irish pub features traditional favorites like shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash, and shows soccer matches and other sporting events on big screen TVs on the dog-friendly patio. It’s a great spot to grab a pint and a bite with your dog in tow. Plus, the pub has a community partnership with the Humane Society of Memphis, Alive Rescue, and Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services.  


Design your own sandwich or salad at this casual cafe, located in Memphis’ High Point neighborhood. Dogs are invited to chill on the outdoor deck, which features tables for dining and large screen TVs that sometimes show sporting events.

Cordelia’s Market

The market serves up a great breakfast and delicious signature sandwiches all day, as well as wine by the glass and tasty local brews, all of which you can enjoy on the patio while enjoying your dog’s company.

Ecco on Overton Park

This stylish, intimate bistro-bar features a seasonal menu of dishes made with fresh, organic ingredients and house-made pastas and breads. Pooches are welcome on the front patio and bowls of water are available on request.

Felicia Suzanne's

Chef Felicia Willett puts her own spin on down-home Southern cuisine at her Downtown restaurant, which features fresh Gulf Coast seafood, Creole favorites and traditional Charleston low-country dishes. The restaurant’s gorgeous patio is pet-friendly and water bowls are available for canine customers.

High Point Pizza

This casual neighborhood pizzeria in the High Point neighborhood makes a mean Margherita pizza, and its outdoor seating area for diners accommodates well-behaved doggos.

Lost Pizza, Co.

This quirky Delta-inspired pizza joint is part of a regional chain. Enjoy some fried ravioli or cheesy baked spaghetti on the patio while your pooch relaxes.

Majestic Grille

This Downtown restaurant serves steaks and upscale American fare in a grand 1913 movie house that shows silent films. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor dining area, and the restaurant has even hosted birthday parties for dogs on the patio, and once hosted a famous chicken -- a traveling internet sensation named Sammi. Majestic Grill is also a supporter of Street Dog Foundation.

Memphis Pizza Cafe

Enjoy pizzas, calzones and salads at this Overton Square establishment, which features a dog-friendly patio. Bowls of water are available for your doggo’s refreshment.

Midtown Crossing Grill

This great neighborhood spot offers delicious made-from-scratch pizzas, a terrific brunch, a full bar, and a fido-friendly patio in the heart of the city’s Crosstown neighborhood.

Shelby Forest General Store

This old-fashioned country store in Shelby Forest, about 20 minutes from Downtown Memphis but a world away, sells ice-cold beverages and made-to-order food from its breakfast/lunch counter. It also sells live bait for fishing and frisbees for the nearby frisbee golf course, and hosts bluegrass jamborees on the porch, where dogs are welcome.

Slider Inn

This Midtown restaurant specializes in sliders like jerk pork, shrimp po’ boy, and falafel, and crafty drinks like Jameson’s slushies and homemade lemonade. Dogs are welcome on the patio year-round, since the Slider Inn sets up a heated tent in the cooler months, and water bowls are provided. You’ll see plenty of other pups, so be sure your dog is up for some company. You can even check out the popular puppy pub visitors via the hashtag #sliderpatiopups on Instagram.

South of Beale

This upscale casual gastropub, located on South Main, just a few blocks south of Beale Street and not far from the National Civil Rights Museum, is known for signature burgers, bar pies and housemade chips. S.O.B. has a great beer menu and a cool dog-friendly patio right alongside the trolley tracks.